[Supplication read and approved; committee for Mr Robert Farquhar's business elected and supplication remitted to them]

Prayers heard and rolls called.

Supplication Mr James Morrison and Mr Patrick Waterstone, distressed ministers in Orkney, read and passed in parliament.

Supplication Mr Robert Farquhar [of Mounie] remitted to the committee appointed for his business, namely: the noblemen nominate [Robert Balfour], lord [Balfour of] Burleigh, [George Forrester, lord] Forrester and [Alexander Lindsay, lord] Balcarres. The barons nominate [Arthur Forbes of] Echt, [John Brisbane of] Bishopton and [Sir James Murray of] Skirling. The burghs nominate [Sir James Stewart of Kirkfield and Coltness], provost of Edinburgh, Alexander Bower and James Sword to meet at 5 o'clock in the afternoon in the excise chamber.

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  2. 'Committee for Mr Robert Farquhar' written in the margin. Back
  3. 'Committee for valuations' written in the margin. Back
  4. 'Committee for considering if oaths ought to be taken in matters of excise' written in the margin. Back
  5. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
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[Committee for valuations elected; committee concerning oaths in matters of customs and excise elected; supplications read and approved]

[Alexander Montgomery], earl of Eglinton, [David Wemyss], earl of Wemyss, [Walter Sandilands, lord] Torphichen, [Robert Balfour], lord [Balfour of] Burleigh, [Alexander Lindsay], lord Balcarres, [Sir Thomas Ruthven of] Freeland, [Sir Robert Adair of] Kinhilt, [Arthur Forbes of] Echt, [John Swinton of] Swinton, [Sir John Chiesley of] Kersewell, James Sword, Mr Robert Barclay, Mr John Hay, John Ayton and Mr Alexander Douglas [of Downies].

For considering if oaths be necessary in matters of excise: [Archibald Campbell], marquis of Argyll, [Robert Balfour, lord Balfour of] Burleigh, [Alexander Lindsay, lord] Balcarres, [Sir Daniel Carmichael of] Hyndford, [Sir William Scott, younger, of] Harden, [George Dundas of] Duddingston, Sir James Stewart [of Kirkfield and Coltness], James Sword and John Jaffray [of Dilspro].

Supplication Lieutenant Colonel Sibbald, for liberty to have advocates to plead for him, read and the advocate nominated therein appointed to be warned or any other advocates the supplicant pleases to compear before the committee of processes to hear the desire of the supplication granted.

Supplication Elizabeth Blyth read and precept granted to [Sir James Stewart of Kirkfield and Coltness], commissary-general, to make payment to her.

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  2. 'Committee for Mr Robert Farquhar' written in the margin. Back
  3. 'Committee for valuations' written in the margin. Back
  4. 'Committee for considering if oaths ought to be taken in matters of excise' written in the margin. Back
  5. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
  6. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
[Report remitted to the several bodies; act read; letter to be written concerning the disposing of the forces]

Report from the committee for regulating the quarterings read and remitted to the several bodies.

Act ordaining the commanders to be accountable for soldiers, horses and arms.

Ordain a letter to be written to the lieutenant general and general major to come here anent the disposing of the forces in the kingdom.

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  2. 'Committee for Mr Robert Farquhar' written in the margin. Back
  3. 'Committee for valuations' written in the margin. Back
  4. 'Committee for considering if oaths ought to be taken in matters of excise' written in the margin. Back
  5. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
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[Warrant concerning the obedience of forces in the north to their orders; business concerning the Irish frigate remitted to the committee for dispatches]

The estates ordain the forces who shall happen to lie in those parts of the north where the king shall happen to land to be obedient to such orders as the commissioners shall give them, and the lieutenant general to give them that order.

The matter anent the Irish frigate taken by Robert Brown and the prisoners taken therein remitted to the committee of dispatches.

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  2. 'Committee for Mr Robert Farquhar' written in the margin. Back
  3. 'Committee for valuations' written in the margin. Back
  4. 'Committee for considering if oaths ought to be taken in matters of excise' written in the margin. Back
  5. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
  6. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
[Submissions of the several bodies' answers concerning the laird of Assynt; continuation]

Ordain the several bodies to be ready to give in their answers concerning the laird of Assynt again the next meeting.

Ordain the whole committees to meet at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the bodies tomorrow at 7 o'clock and the parliament at 9 o'clock.

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  2. 'Committee for Mr Robert Farquhar' written in the margin. Back
  3. 'Committee for valuations' written in the margin. Back
  4. 'Committee for considering if oaths ought to be taken in matters of excise' written in the margin. Back
  5. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back
  6. 'Bodies' written in the margin. Back